This chapter has provided some insights gained from the inspection of hundreds of buildings over the years. It has addressed both the technical and nontechnical principles because a successful condition assessment depends on both. The technical principles vary depending on the type of structure that is being evaluated. The nontechncial principles include that it is vital to understanding the client's objectives, to communicate clearly and frequently with the client, to stay within budget and schedule, and to present the results in a way that is meaningful to the client. These principles apply whether the assessment is performed on an "ordinary" building or on a special type of structure. This chapter has dealt with conventional buildings, such as commercial buildings, industrial structures, apartments, and hotels. The following chapters provide guidance on the assessment of a variety of other structures, such as historic monuments, stadiums, parking decks, and others.

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    John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Peraza, D B
    • Stovner, E C
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00988722
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0471647195
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2005 12:00AM